Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for April 12, 2002


A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.


MSNBC: Inktomi Pays To Stop Viruses at Cache 11-Apr-02 12:45:26 ET

Story Highlights:“Web-software company Inktomi announced Tuesday that it has signed a deal with Symantec to include the security companys antivirus technology in Inktomis caching software…”

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“The company hopes the deal will block a relatively new path that viruses have into corporate networks: Web pages…”

Full Story on MSNBC


CNN: Hack Attack, How You Might Be a Target 12-Apr-02 10:54:18 ET

Story Highlights:“Your bank account has been cleaned out. The project you have been working on for the past six months has vanished. Your e-mails have been infected with a virus that has copied itself to all the people you have ever exchanged e-mails with…”

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“You try to make a call but your mobile phone’s address book has been deleted remotely. Then things start to get really bad…”

Full Story on CNN


The Register: Give Your Password to Complete Strangers? No Problem… 11-Apr-02 11:05:29 ET

Story Highlights:“When it comes to password security UK office workers are extremely lax, according to an unscientific survey of commuters at a busy London train station…”

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“Two thirds of those quizzed were seemed perfectly happy to hand over their company passwords to complete strangers – which must make those in charge of IT security shudder in disbelief…”

Full Story on The Register


Ananova: Warnings Over New Variant of MyLife Virus 12-Apr-02 12:00:39 ET

Story Highlights:“Antivirus experts are warning that a new variant of MyLife is on the loose…”

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“It’s the eighth version of a virus that has spread worldwide in its varied incarnations…”

Full Story on Ananova


The Register: Monitoring Reduces Security Risks 11-Apr-02 08:35:04 ET

Story Highlights:“Counterpane today released statistics to back its claim that customers of its monitoring services are far less likely to have their networks penetrated…”

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“In the first quarter of 2002, Counterpane monitored approx. 200 networks worldwide and processed 31 billion network events…”

Full Story on The Register


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